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© 2003 Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1 3-080-594-13(1) CD/DVD Player Operating Instructions DVP-NS530 DVP-NS730P © 2003 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Warning

    If the AC plug of your unit does not fit into the wall outlet, attach the supplied AC plug adaptor. Welcome! Thank you for purchasing this Sony CD/DVD Player. Before operating this player, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference.
  • Page 3: Precautions

    TV for an extended period of time you risk permanent damage to your television screen. Plasma Display Panel televisions and projection televisions are susceptible to this. If you have any questions or problems concerning your player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents WARNING ........... . 2 Welcome! .
  • Page 5 Enjoying Movies ........52 Changing the Angles ......... . . 52 Displaying the Subtitles .
  • Page 6: About This Manual

    The instructions in this manual are for 2 models: DVP-NS530 and DVP-NS730P. Check your model name by looking at the front panel of the player. DVP-NS530 is the model used for illustration purposes. Any difference in operation is clearly indicated in the text, for example, “DVP-NS730P...
  • Page 7: Notes About The Discs

    Example of discs that the player cannot play The player cannot play the following discs: • All CD-ROMs (including PHOTO CDs)/ CD-Rs/CD-RWs other than those recorded in the following formats: – music CD format – video CD format – MP3 format that conforms to ISO9660* Level 1/Level 2, or its extended format, Joliet •...
  • Page 8: Index To Parts And Controls

    Index to Parts and Controls For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses. Front panel DVP-NS530 A [/1 (on/standby) button (27) B Disc tray (27) C Front panel display (9) (remote sensor) (15) E A (open/close) button (27)
  • Page 9: Front Panel Display

    Front panel display When playing back a DVD VIDEO/DVD-RW Playing status Disc type Lights up during Current audio signal (48) Repeat Play (37) When playing back a VIDEO CD with Playback Control (PBC) (32) Disc type Playing status Lights up during A-B Repeat Play (38) When playing back a CD, DATA CD (MP3 audio), or VIDEO CD (without PBC) Lights up during Playing status...
  • Page 10: Rear Panel

    (21) (22) S VIDEO COMPONENT VIDEO OUT VIDEO D LINE OUT (VIDEO) jack (16) E S VIDEO OUT jack (16) F COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks (16) The jack names differ depending on the models. DVP-NS530: Y, C DVP-NS730P: Y, P...
  • Page 11 Remote A TV [/1 (on/standby) button (61) OPEN/CLOSE button (27) C Number buttons (30) The number 5 button has a tactile dot.* D CLEAR button (35) E SUBTITLE button (52) F AUDIO button (48) G ./> PREV/NEXT (previous/ next) buttons (28) SCAN/SLOW buttons (40) I X PAUSE button (28)
  • Page 12: Guide To The Control Menu Display

    Guide to the Control Menu Display Use the Control Menu to select a function and to view related information. Press DISPLAY repeatedly to turn on or change the Control Menu display as follows: Control Menu display 1 Control Menu display 2 (DVD/VIDEO CD only) ADVANCED display (DVD only.
  • Page 13 List of control menu items Item Item Name, Function, Relevant Disc Type TITLE (page 41)/SCENE (page 41)/TRACK (page 41) Selects the title, scene, or track to be played. CHAPTER (page 41)/INDEX (page 41) Selects the chapter or index to be played. ALBUM (page 33) Selects the album to be played.
  • Page 14 PROGRAM (page 35) Selects the title, chapter, or track to play in the order you want. SHUFFLE (page 36) Plays the title, chapter, or track in random order. REPEAT (page 37) Plays the entire disc (all titles/all tracks/all albums) repeatedly or one title/chapter/ track/album repeatedly.
  • Page 15: Hookups

    Hookups Hooking Up the Player Follow Steps 1 to 6 to hook up and adjust the settings of the player. Notes • Plug cords securely to prevent unwanted noise. • Refer to the instructions supplied with the components to be connected. •...
  • Page 16: Step 3: Connecting The Video Cords

    Audio/video cord video cord (supplied) (not supplied) (green) LINE OUT S VIDEO COMPONENT VIDEO OUT OPTICAL R-AUDIO-L VIDEO CD/DVD player S VIDEO cord (not supplied) COMPONENT VIDEO IN (green) (blue) (red) TV, projector, or AV amplifier (receiver) (red) to COMPONENT...
  • Page 17 In the case of progressive scan picture problems, it is recommended that you switch the connection to the standard definition output. If there are questions regarding your Sony TV set’s compatibility with this DVD player, please contact our customer service centre.
  • Page 18 Using the PROGRESSIVE button (DVP-NS730P only) You can fine-tune the Progressive 525p/625p video signal output when you press PROGRESSIVE on the front panel (the PROGRESSIVE indicator lights up in blue) and connect the player using the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks to a TV that is able to accept the video signal in progressive format.
  • Page 19: Step 4: Connecting The Audio Cords

    Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords Refer to the chart below to select the connection that best suits your system. Be sure to also read the instructions for the components you wish to connect. Select a connection Select one of the following connections, Components to be connected •...
  • Page 20 Connecting to your TV This connection will use your TV speakers for sound. CD/DVD player DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT PCM/DTS/MPEG/ DOLBY DIGITAL COAXIAL OPTICAL R-AUDIO-L LINE OUT R-AUDIO-L VIDEO to LINE OUT L/R (AUDIO) l : Signal flow * The yellow plug is used for video signals (page 16).
  • Page 21 (receiver) has a digital input jack, or when connecting to an MD deck or DAT deck, use In this case, you can also connect the player directly to the MD deck or DAT deck without using your stereo amplifier (receiver). CD/DVD player DIGITAL OUT PCM/DTS/MPEG/...
  • Page 22 You can enjoy the Dolby Surround effects only when playing Dolby Surround audio or multi- channel audio (Dolby Digital) discs. If your amplifier (receiver) has L and R audio input jacks only, use (receiver) has a digital input jack, use CD/DVD player DIGITAL OUT PCM/DTS/MPEG/ DOLBY DIGITAL...
  • Page 23 Connecting to an AV amplifier (receiver) with a digital input jack having a Dolby Digital, MPEG audio or DTS decoder and 6 speakers This connection will allow you to use the Dolby Digital, MPEG audio, or DTS decoder function of your AV amplifier (receiver). CD/DVD player DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT PCM/DTS/MPEG/...
  • Page 24: Step 5: Connecting The Power Cord

    Step 5: Connecting the Power Cord Plug the player and TV power cord (mains lead) into an AC outlet (mains). Step 6: Quick Setup Follow the steps below to make the minimum number of basic adjustments for using the player. To skip an adjustment, press >.
  • Page 25 If you have a 4:3 standard TV • 4:3 LETTER BOX or 4:3 PAN SCAN (page 64) Press ENTER. The Setup Display for selecting the type of jack used to connect your amplifier (receiver) appears. Is this player connected to an amplifier (receiver) ? Select the type of jack you are using.
  • Page 26 Enjoying the surround sound effects To enjoy the surround sound effects of this player or your amplifier (receiver), set the following items as described below for the audio connection you selected on pages 21 to 23 ( through default setting and does not need to be adjusted when you first connect the player.
  • Page 27: Playing Discs

    The player will turn off automatically whenever you leave it in stop mode for more than 30 minutes (Auto Power Off function). For DVP-NS530 only You can have the player turn off automatically whenever you leave it in stop mode for more than 30 minutes.
  • Page 28: Additional Operations

    Replay the previous scene** Briefly fast forward the current scene*** * For more details about the Playback Dial, see page 40. (DVP-NS530 only) **For DVD VIDEOs and the DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs only ***For DVD VIDEOs and the DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs or DVD+RWs only z Hints •...
  • Page 29: Resuming Playback From The Point Where You Stopped The Disc (Multi-Disc Resume)

    When the player is in standby mode, press O RETURN, ENTER, and then [/1 on the remote. The player turns on and “LOCKED” appears on the front panel display. The Z button on the player or the remote does not work while the Child Lock is set.
  • Page 30: Using The Dvd's Menu

    Notes • “MULTI-DISC RESUME” in “CUSTOM SETUP” must be set to “ON” (default) for this function to work (page 65). • The resume playback point for the current disc is cleared when: – you change the play mode. – you change the settings on the Setup Display. •...
  • Page 31: Selecting "Original" Or "Play List" On A Dvd-Rw Disc

    Selecting “ORIGINAL” or “PLAY LIST” on a DVD- RW Disc Some DVD-RW discs in VR (Video Recording) mode have two types of titles for playback: originally recorded titles (ORIGINAL) and titles that can be created on recordable DVD players for editing (PLAY LIST).
  • Page 32: Playing Video Cds With Pbc Functions (Pbc Playback)

    Playing VIDEO CDs With PBC Functions PBC (Playback Control) allows you to play VIDEO CDs interactively by following the menu on the TV screen. Number buttons Start playing a VIDEO CD with PBC functions. The menu for your selection appears. Select the item number you want by pressing X/x or the number buttons.
  • Page 33: Playing An Mp3 Audio Track

    Playing an MP3 Audio Track You can play back DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/ CD-Rs/CD-RWs) recorded in MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3) format. Press Z and place a DATA CD on the disc tray. Press H. The disc tray closes, and the player starts to play the first MP3 audio track in the first album on the disc.
  • Page 34 See the instructions of the CD-R/CD-RW device or recording software (not supplied) for details on the recording format. To play a Multi Session CD This player can play Multi Session CDs when an MP3 audio track is located in the first session.
  • Page 35: Various Play Mode Functions (Programme Play, Shuffle Play, Repeat Play, A-B Repeat Play)

    Various Play Mode Functions (Programme Play, Shuffle Play, Repeat Play, A-B Repeat Play) You can set the following play modes: • Programme Play (page 35) • Shuffle Play (page 36) • Repeat Play (page 37) • A-B Repeat Play (page 38) Note The play mode is cancelled when: –...
  • Page 36: Playing In Random Order (Shuffle)

    Next, press X/x or the number buttons to select “03” under “C,” then press ENTER. PROGRAM ALL CLEAR 1. TITLE 0 2 – 0 3 2. TITLE – – 3. TITLE – – 4. TITLE – – 5. TITLE – – 6.
  • Page 37: Playing Repeatedly (Repeat Play)

    Press DISPLAY twice during playback (when playing a CD, press once). The Control Menu appears. Press X/x to select (SHUFFLE), then press ENTER. The options for “SHUFFLE” appear. 1 2 ( 2 7 ) 1 8 ( 3 4 ) 1 : 3 2 : 5 5 TITLE CHAPTER...
  • Page 38 When playing a VIDEO CD or CD • DISC: repeats all of the tracks. • TRACK: repeats the current track. When playing a DATA CD (MP3 audio) • DISC: repeats all of the albums. • ALBUM: repeats the current album. •...
  • Page 39 When you reach the ending point (point B), press ENTER again. The set points are displayed and the player starts repeating this specific portion. 1 2 ( 2 7 ) 1 8 ( 3 4 ) 1 : 3 4 : 3 0 CHAPTER TIME A: 18 –...
  • Page 40: Searching For A Scene

    Search, Freeze Frame) You can quickly locate a particular point on a disc by monitoring the picture or playing back slowly. Playback Dial (DVP-NS530 only) ./> (DVP-NS730P only) Note Depending on the DVD/VIDEO CD, you may not be able to do some of the operations described.
  • Page 41: Searching For A Title/Chapter/Track/Scene, Etc

    Using the Playback Dial on the player (DVP-NS530 only) You can search for a particular point on a disc in various ways using the Playback Dial. To go to the next chapter/track/scene During playback, briefly turn the Playback Dial clockwise to skip to the next chapter/ track/scene, or counterclockwise to skip to the previous ones.
  • Page 42 When playing a VIDEO CD with PBC Playback SCENE INDEX When playing a CD TRACK INDEX When playing a DATA CD (MP3 audio) ALBUM TRACK Example: when you select CHAPTER “** (**)” is selected (** refers to a number). The number in parentheses indicates the total number of titles, chapters, tracks, indexes or scenes.
  • Page 43: Searching By Scene (Picture Navigation)

    Searching by Scene (PICTURE NAVIGATION) You can divide the screen into 9 subscreens and find the desired scene quickly. Press PICTURE NAVI during playback. The following display appears. CHAPTER VIEWER Press PICTURE NAVI repeatedly to select the item. Refer to the explanations given for each item in the following sections.
  • Page 44: Viewing Information About The Disc

    Viewing Information About the Disc Checking the Playing Time and Remaining Time You can check the playing time and remaining time of the current title, chapter, or track. Also, you can check the DVD/CD text or track name (MP3 audio) recorded on the disc.
  • Page 45 Checking the information on the front panel display You can view the time information and text displayed on the TV screen also on the front panel display. The information on the front panel display changes as follows when you change the time information on your TV screen.
  • Page 46: Checking The Play Information

    Checking the Play Information You can check information such as the bit rate or the disc layer that is being played. DISPLAY Checking the play information of a DVD (ADVANCED) Press DISPLAY during playback. The Control Menu is displayed. Press X/x to select (ADVANCED), then press ENTER.
  • Page 47 Checking the play information of a DATA CD By pressing TIME/TEXT while playing MP3 audio tracks on a DATA CD, you can display the audio bit rate (the amount of data per second of the current audio). Bit rate 17:30 128k JAZZ RIVER SIDE...
  • Page 48: Sound Adjustments

    Sound Adjustments Changing the Sound When playing a DVD VIDEO recorded in multiple audio formats (PCM, Dolby Digital, MPEG audio, or DTS), you can change the audio format. If the DVD VIDEO is recorded with multilingual tracks, you can also change the language.
  • Page 49: Displaying The Audio Information

    Displaying the audio information of the disc Press DISPLAY during playback to display the Control Menu. Select “AUDIO” using X/x. The channels being played are displayed on the screen. For example, in Dolby Digital format, multiple signals ranging from monaural to 5.1 channel signals can be recorded on a DVD VIDEO.
  • Page 50: Tv Virtual Surround Settings (Tvs)

    (L: left, R: right) without using actual rear speakers. TVS was developed by Sony to produce surround sound for home use using just a stereo TV.
  • Page 51 L: Front speaker (left) R: Front speaker (right) : Virtual speaker z Hints • You can select “TVS” by pressing the SURROUND button on the player. • You can also select “TVS” from the Control Menu (page 12). Notes • When the playing signal does not contain a signal for the rear speakers, the surround effects will be difficult to hear.
  • Page 52: Enjoying Movies

    Enjoying Movies Changing the Angles If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene are recorded on the DVD VIDEO, “ appears in the front panel display. This means that you can change the viewing angle. Press ANGLE during playback. The number of the angle appears on the display.
  • Page 53: Adjusting The Picture Quality (Bnr)

    Adjusting the Picture Quality (BNR) The Block Noise Reduction (BNR) function adjusts the picture quality by reducing the “block noise” or mosaic like patterns that appear on your TV screen. ENTER DISPLAY Press DISPLAY twice during playback. The Control Menu appears. Press X/x to select then press ENTER.
  • Page 54: Adjusting The Playback Picture (Custom Picture Mode)

    Adjusting the Playback Picture (CUSTOM PICTURE MODE) You can adjust the video signal of the DVD or VIDEO CD from the player to obtain the picture quality you want. Choose the setting that best suits the programme you are watching. When you select “MEMORY,”...
  • Page 55: Enhancing The Playback Picture (Digital Video Enhancer)

    C 0 1 : 3 2 : 5 5 PICTURE BRIGHTNESS COLOR RESET RETURN To turn off the display Press O RETURN , or select “RETURN” in step 3 and press ENTER. z Hints • To reset the picture items to the default values, press c after step 3 to select “RESET”...
  • Page 56 Press X/x to select a level. • 1: enhances the outline. • 2: enhances the outline more than 1. • 3: enhances the outline more than 2. • SOFT: softens the image (DVD only). Press ENTER. The disc plays with the setting you selected.
  • Page 57: Using Various Additional Functions

    Using Various Additional Functions Locking Discs (CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL, PARENTAL CONTROL) You can set two kinds of playback restrictions for the desired disc. • Custom Parental Control You can set playback restrictions so that the player will not play inappropriate discs. •...
  • Page 58 To turn off the Custom Parental Control function Follow steps 1 through 3 of “Custom Parental Control.” Press X/x to select “OFF t,” then press ENTER. Enter your 4-digit password using the number buttons, then press ENTER. To play a disc for which Custom Parental Control is set Insert the disc for which Custom Parental Control is set.
  • Page 59 When you have already registered a password The display for entering the password appears. PARENTAL CONTROL Enter password, then press ENTER Enter or re-enter your 4-digit password using the number buttons, then press ENTER. The display for setting the playback limitation level appears.
  • Page 60: Changing The Password

    Area Code Standard Argentina Australia Austria Belgium Brazil Canada Chile China Denmark Finland France Germany India Indonesia Italy Japan Korea Malaysia Mexico Netherlands New Zealand Norway Pakistan Philippines Portugal Russia Singapore Spain Sweden Switzerland Thailand United Kingdom Changing the password Press DISPLAY while the player is in Code number stop mode.
  • Page 61: Controlling Your Tv With The Supplied Remote

    Controlling Your TV with the Supplied Remote You can control the sound level, input source, and power switch of your Sony TV with the supplied remote. Number buttons You can control your TV using the buttons below. By pressing You can...
  • Page 62: Settings And Adjustments

    The on-screen displays and available options differ depending on the player model. Note the differences indicated in the text, for example, “DVP-NS530 only.” Note Playback settings stored in the disc take priority over the Setup Display settings and not all the functions described may work.
  • Page 63: Setting The Display Or Sound Track Language (Language Setup)

    SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: COLOR SYSTEM: SCREEN SAVER: 4:3 LETTER BOX BACKGROUND: 4:3 PAN SCAN Select a setting using X/x, then press ENTER. The setting is selected and setup is complete. Example: “4:3 PAN SCAN” Selected setting SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: 4:3 PAN SCAN COLOR SYSTEM: SCREEN SAVER:...
  • Page 64: Settings For The Display (Screen Setup)

    Settings for the Display (SCREEN SETUP) Choose settings according to the TV to be connected. Select “SCREEN SETUP” in the Setup Display. To use the display, see “Using the Setup Display” (page 62). The default settings are underlined. SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: COLOR SYSTEM: SCREEN SAVER:...
  • Page 65: Custom Settings (Custom Setup)

    AUTO POWER OFF: AUTO PLAY: DIMMER: PAUSE MODE: TRACK SELECTION: MULTI-DISC RESUME: AUTO POWER OFF (DVP-NS530 only) Switches the Auto Power Off setting on or off. Switches this function off. The player enters standby mode when left in stop mode for more than 30 minutes.
  • Page 66: Settings For The Sound (Audio Setup)

    Settings for the Sound (AUDIO SETUP) “AUDIO SETUP” allows you to set the sound according to the playback and connection conditions. Select “AUDIO SETUP” in the Setup Display. To use the display, see “Using the Setup Display” (page 62). The default settings are underlined. AUDIO SETUP AUDIO ATT: AUDIO DRC:...
  • Page 67 If you connect a component that does not conform to the selected audio signal, a loud noise (or no sound) will come out from the speakers, damaging your ears or speakers. DOLBY DIGITAL (DVD VIDEO/DVD-RW only) Selects the type of Dolby Digital signal. D-PCM Select this when the player is connected to an audio...
  • Page 68: Additional Information

    Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Power The power is not turned on. , Check that the power cord is connected securely.
  • Page 69 Operation The remote does not function. , The batteries in the remote are weak. , There are obstacles between the remote and the player. , The distance between the remote and the player is too far. , The remote is not pointed at the remote sensor on the player.
  • Page 70: Self-Diagnosis Function (When Letters/Numbers Appear In The Display)

    , Child Lock is set (page 28). The disc tray does not open and “TRAY LOCKED” appears on the front panel display. , Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. “Data error” appears on the TV screen when playing a DATA CD.
  • Page 71: Glossary

    Glossary Chapter (page 9) Sections of a picture or a music feature that are smaller than titles. A title is composed of several chapters. Depending on the disc, no chapters may be recorded. Dolby Digital (page 19, 67) Digital audio compression technology developed by Dolby Laboratories.
  • Page 72 Interlace format (page 18) Interlace format shows every other line of an image as a single “field” and is the standard method for displaying images on television. The even number field shows the even numbered lines of an image, and the odd numbered field shows the odd numbered lines of an image.
  • Page 73: Specifications

    : 0.7 Vp-p/75 ohms COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, C )**: Phono jack/Y: 1.0 Vp-p, C 0.7 Vp-p/75 ohms * DVP-NS730P only **DVP-NS530 only General Power requirements: 110 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz 110 V AC, 60 Hz See page 2 for further information.
  • Page 74: Language Code List

    Language Code List For details, see pages 48, 52, 63. The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Code Language 1027 Afar 1028 Abkhazian 1032 Afrikaans 1039 Amharic 1044 Arabic 1045 Assamese 1051 Aymara 1052 Azerbaijani 1053 Bashkir 1057 Byelorussian 1059 Bulgarian 1060 Bihari...
  • Page 75: Index

    Index Numerics 16:9 64 4:3 LETTER BOX 64 4:3 PAN SCAN 64 5.1 Channel Surround 19 A-B REPEAT 38 ADVANCED 46 ALBUM 41 Album 33 ANGLE 52 AUDIO 48 AUDIO ATT 66 AUDIO DRC 66 AUDIO SETUP 66 AUTO PLAY 65 AUTO POWER OFF 65 BACKGROUND 64 Batteries 15...
  • Page 76 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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